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Mummies Exhibition at Museum of Natural History

May 15, 2017 - January 7, 2018

Mummies gives a rare, up-close look at one of the largest collections of mummies in North America. Visitors will discover why mummification was not just for royal Egyptians. From predynastic Egypt to pre-Columbian Peru, the exhibition explores the intersection between societies, their desert environment, and the preparations they made for the dead. The latest technologies are making it possible for scientists to discover more details about each mummy and the precious objects buried with it. Mummies will include mummies and coffins, burial goods including some animal mummies, stone mummy masks, false tomb doors, 3D-printed casts of mummies and burial figures, forensically reconstructed sculptural busts, CT scans, and interactive touch tables for digitally unwrapping mummies and exploring the interior.

Details

Start:
May 15
End:
January 7, 2018
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Website:
http://amnh.org

Venue

Museum of Natural History, Los Angeles
CA United States + Google Map